Renison University College

Come experience the University of Waterloo with Renison University College in a supportive academic community where everyone can follow their passion. You will also have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of each individual that walks through our halls as being part of a close-knit residence community consisting of 207 people.

Discover why studying at Renison is such a rewarding experience. You can check out the credit programs on offer for undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate programs. You can also look into our Community and Professional Education programming.

This site contains information on course prerequisites, residence, and a variety of supports Renison offers to students such as course selection and accommodation. We aim to make studying at Renison a great learning experience as well as one in which you’ll make new friends and enjoy a great lifestyle in a great city, Waterloo.

If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. Apr. 25, 2019Study finds more than half of university students feel they need better basic skills to succeed – including those in Waterloo

    After surveying over 2000 post-secondary students, researchers from four Canadian universities found that more than half of the students feel that they lack competence in the basic skills needed to succeed at university. Areas of perceived deficiency included writing, test taking, analysis, time and group management, research, presentation and numeracy skills.

  2. Apr. 25, 2019Dr. Doug Cowan Honoured with University of Waterloo Research Award Doug Cowan at podium accepting award

    Yesterday, on April 24, 2019, the annual Arts Awards for Service, Teaching and Research were presented to faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. This year, Renison’s own Dr. Doug Cowan was recognized with an Arts Award for Excellence in Research.

  3. Apr. 17, 2019New Study Finds Celebrity Fat-Shaming Harmful to Overall Population’s Body Image

    A newly published study from McGill University has found that celebrity fat shaming has a significant impact on the wider population’s view of weight. The study suggests that instances where a celebrity has been the subject of fat-shaming in the media, have far-reaching impact and negatively affect the way that women in the wider population view their own bodies, causing an increase in negative implicit bias against certain body types.

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  1. June 22, 2019Sufism and Spiritual Healing - Free Event!Poster - June 22 Sufism and Spiritual Healing Event

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    4-6pm | Dunker Family Lounge

    Renison University College

    Refreshments provided. 

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  1. Nov. 3, 20169 key questions every university you visit must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose9 key questions every university must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose!


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